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8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16

Jennifer Schmidt
Arwen Wilder + Chris Holman
Michelle Kranicke

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St, Mpls
Laurie Van Wieren- Laurievanwieren@gmail.com

Jawaahir Dance Company presents Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi Arabia.

Shoma is also an honored Bedouin storyteller who entertains the guests with a folktale about Muna, an independent shepherdess who is lost in a sandstorm, awakening in a magic garden of dancing birds, palm trees, and other fantastic creations. Like all good storytellers, Shoma tailors the tale to fit the occasion – in this case, the bride’s culturally sensitive reputation is being threatened with public scrutiny. Written by esteemed Arabian dance specialist, Kay Hardy Campbell, Shoma includes Saudi and Gulf folk and social dances, as well as imaginative contemporary choreographies and performances by Cassandra Shore, bringing our tale of love and marriage to life.

Thursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016.
Thursday-Saturday, 8:00pm.
Saturday-Sunday, 2:00pm matinees.
Post-show discussion with our wonderful artists on Friday night.
Tickets $30.
Pay-as-able Saturday matinee.

The Lab Theater, 700 First Street North | Minneapolis, MN 55401
Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is having a company opening reception and preview performance at 6:30pm on Saturday, October 1. Come celebrate its new season and welcome its new and returning professional company members and apprentices!

Share the excitement of TCB’s incredible journey, growth, and upcoming season; meet and mingle with its Artistic Directors, board, staff, and dancers; enjoy refreshments, experience Twin Cities Ballet’s beautiful state of the art facilities, and enjoy a preview performance by the company.

FREE and open to the public: families, friends, supporters, and the curious are all welcome.

Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave.
Lakeville, MN 55044

Easy access: Just off I-35, 20 minutes from either downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul.
Free Parking


Everyone can find happiness and change their life. This is the inexorable mission of life coach Dragana Bulut. The former choreographer and dancer practices the life-changing potential of a new form of art:

“Life is meant to be fun… not just on weekends! What would your life be like if you lived it to the fullest? Take a moment to imagine it! –– You are not sure where to turn and what to do next? Within the little time we have together during this occasion I can provide you with programs to help you clarify what it is that you want, and give you the tools to achieve those desires. Trust me, you have the power within yourself to realize all your potentials. You are the only one who can make yourself happy. I will help you to live your best life and practice The Art of Happiness!”

Dragana Bulut is an artist of happiness whose mission is to guide, teach, coach, and empower people to use their thoughts and feelings as a guide to leading a life full of harmony, love and happiness.

The White Page
Sandra Teitge- info@fd13residency.org

Come to a solo dance performance by a flamenco dancer Sachiko "La Chayí", who recently received a nomination for 2016 SAGE Award for Outstanding Performer, with two virtuoso world-class artists: renowned flamenco singer Ismael Fernández and guitarist Ethan Margolis. With over two decades of dance experience, Sachiko creates an innovative space within the traditional rhythms and music of flamenco where a sense of spontaneity, freedom, and inspiration are tantamount.

Saturday, October 1
First Show: 6:45 pm - Doors / 7:30 pm - Show
Second Show: 9:15 pm - Doors / 10 pm - Show

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

Ismael Fernández (flamenco singer, Seville, Spain and New York)
Ethan Margolis (flamenco guitarist, Los Angeles)

For tickets and more information including artists bios and sample videos, visit www.sachikolachayi.com.

For the newest updates of the show, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1737399496509795

Reverie Cafe+Bar (1931 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Sachiko Nishiuchi- danceflamencompls@gmail.com

Dança Sinfônica

Passion, power, and Brazilian rhythms burst forth as Grupo Corpo takes the Northrop stage for our season opener. A favorite of local and international audiences alike, the company brings us two works that showcase their seductive appeal. Created in 2015 in celebration of their 40th anniversary, Dança Sinfônica is a breathtaking homage to the wide range of Grupo Corpo’s repertoire. With a backdrop of more than a thousand photographs from the company’s storied past, this spirited piece floats on a symphonic score combining evocative original works with classical favorites. The dancers’ stunning physicality and dynamic ability are on full display as they defy the laws of gravity in Parabelo, a work that combines exuberant hip-swaying and foot-stomping, and an explosive, energetic finale.

“It is the sheer physical virtuosity of the company that is so impressive—the sinuous, athletic bodies seemingly inexhaustible.” –The Guardian

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Borealis Dance celebrates its fourth season as they present Of Vice and Virtue as part of their annual gala. The evening will include a happy hour catered by Gandhi Mahal and silent auction starting at 5:30, followed by a World Premiere collaboration with artist, Kate Renee, exploring the vices and hidden virtues of the seven deadly sins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 online or at the door. More info at www.borealisdance.org

Minnesota Opera Center | 620 North First St | Minneapolis MN 55401
Danielle RIcci- danielle.borealisdance@gmail.com, (512) 541-6187

How do you know things will be okay? How do you trust, be present in this moment, and live with grace?

Featuring: Dancers - Brian J. Evans (choreographer), Angelique Lele and Robert Borman; Cello - Jacqueline Ultan; Voices - Vicky Mountain, Sarah Olson, Momoko Tanno and Dennis Peterson; Composer/Conductor - Sarah Miller

This performance will also feature: 8 Bagatelles for Clarinet Trio, inspired by works at the Weisman Art Museum; and Just So Stories

Sarah Miller PhD is a composer, conductor and on the faculty for MacPhail Center for Music teaching composition and piano for over 20 years. Sarah is a fiscal year 2016 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Macphail Center for Music, Antonello Hall, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 44401

Tuesday, October 11, 6:00 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

In partnership with Northrop, The University Honors Program presents a spooky October treat: the granddaddy of classic movie monsters, Dracula (1931). Directed by Tod Browning, best known for his shocking pre-Motion Picture Production Code horror classic Freaks (1932), and starring B-movie icon Bela Lugosi, this is the film that founded the Universal Monster pantheon. Come for the classic chills, stay for the silver screen thrills.

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

IAS Thursdays
Thursday, October 13, 3:30 pm
Ellie and Tom Crosby Seminar Room
FREE and open to the public

A mysterious foreigner, a beautiful young woman, and a treacherous journey to a secluded castle in the Transylvanian hills. This panel will discuss Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance of Dracula, Bram Stoker’s quintessential Gothic tale, performing at Northrop on October 20.

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins star in director Francis Ford Coppola's visually stunning, passionately seductive version of the classic Dracula legend. In Bram Stoker's Dracula, Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. In partnership with Northrop the University Honors Program presents this screening as part of their curated Honors experience Dracula in Multimedia leading up to the performance of Royal Winnipeg Ballet's performance of Dracula on the Northrop stage October 20, 2016.

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Thursday/Friday, October 13-14; Thursday/Friday/Saturday, October 20-22 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 15 - 4:00pm

Tickets: $20 Thursday and matinee, $30 Friday and Saturday evenings.

The Hook and Ladder premieres Patrick Scully’s Leaves of Grass – Illuminated in Minneapolis.
Scully summons the spirit of Walt Whitman, revealing his many sides: from the furtive—changing genders to “straighten things up”, to the fierce—defying the censors and getting banned in Boston.

The dancers are back! This time via video projection mapping:
Leaves of Grass – Illuminated reflects Whitman’s utopian dreams, and his 19th century tribulations. On stage, this world includes video images of eighteen men dancing together, ranging from tender and sensual to boisterous. Stripping down entirely to bathe in the opening scene, these men set the tone for the evening - relationships between men and the forces that seek to deny them.

"Both Whitman and Scully are major figures; they contain multitudes." -Village Voice
"Scully was born to play Whitman." -Lavender

Hook and Ladder Theater/Lounge | 3010 Minnehaha Ave S | Mpls 55406
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been selected as the 2016 McKnight International Choreographers. This year the McKnight Artist Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet.

Calendar of Events:

Open rehearsal with James Sewell Ballet
(rehearsing Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar’s Killer Pig)
Friday, October 14 at 4:00pm (reception to follow)
JSB TEKBOX, The Cowles Center
Tickets: Free

Rimon Artist Salon
(Discussion with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar)
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center
Tickets: $12

JSB Performances of Killer Pig
Friday, November 4 at 8:00pm (Post-show Reception in Lobby)
Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm (Post-show Discussion with the Artists)
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm
O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine’s University
Tickets: $30

The Cowles Center JSB Company Classes
(open to advanced dancers)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, October 3-14 9:30am-11:00am
Studio 2B, Cowles Center
All classes: $5

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

Two open rehearsals for Threads' fifth anniversary performance - Progressions:

Sunday, October 16 from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Threads Dance Project will honor Twin Cities mothers who have lost children to violence or otherwise by inviting them to share the stage with the Threads dancers in their moving signature work "Childless Mother." Come Sunday, October 16 to see what has been created with these Community Mothers (and movers).

Tuesday, October 18 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Come see what the Threads dancers have been working on as they've reset repertoire and restaged some of the favorite works of Threads!

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public

40 Years of One Night Stands is the extraordinary account of two British adventurers who, in the 1940’s, moved to the remote Canadian prairies to start a small dance club that would forever change the face of North American ballet. This young fledgling dance group called The Royal Winnipeg Ballet became one of the world’s premiere dance companies and is now the oldest continuously running ballet company in North America.

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

The 12th Annual SAGE AWARDS

October 18, 2016
$12 (plus fees)

Please join us to celebrate the past year of dance in Minnesota which will include performances by past awardees Shohei Iwahama, Rooted: Hip Hop Choreographers’ Evening and an excerpt created by Zoe Sealy from Lost Voices in Jazz. Music will be provided by dance community favorite Michelle Kinney and Joe Strachan.

Show will begin at 7:30 pm, and will be followed by a public reception in the lobby.

Tickets are $12 for our twelfth year (plus fees) and can be purchased at: thecowlescenter. org or 612.206.3600

Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Twin Cities Tap Festival brings together national tap artists, local tap professionals, and students of all ages to share and learn about the rhythm, music, and the ever-changing art of tap dance. In addition to offering classes and workshops in tap and percussive dance, the three public performances highlight the cultural and artistic significance of tap. These performances present diverse and dynamic tap and percussive dancers connecting the Minnesota tap community with national tap artists. This is tap like you've not seen before! The Twin Cities Tap Festival is presented by the Cowles Center.

When: October 20 - 22 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $15 - $30 at 612.206.3600 or thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

with live orchestra

A mysterious foreigner, a beautiful young woman, and a treacherous journey to a secluded castle in the Transylvanian hills await in Mark Godden’s haunting adaptation of Bram Stoker’s quintessential Gothic tale, Dracula. Accompanied by the appropriately mysterious and foreboding music of Gustav Mahler, played by a live orchestra, this Dracula is the balletic spectacle that dance lovers expect from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Godden’s spine-tingling choreography along with sets, costumes, and thrilling, pull-out-all-the-stops theatrical effects, make this full-length fantasy a Halloween treat you cannot miss.

“This ballet grabs you from the first chord of music when the curtain goes up, and keeps you there. …The images will haunt you long after you leave the theater.” –Iowa State Daily

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Walker commission/Midwest debut

“Plunges headlong into questions about what is ‘beautiful’ by interrogating sources like Plato, Pope Benedict XVI, and of course, the dancing body.” —Time Out New York

Bessie Award–winning choreographer/director Pavel Zuštiak and his Palissimo Company examine beauty and its intrinsic relationship with art through minimalist movement, sensuous abstraction, and potent stage imagery. Drawn from a dark Eastern European dance-theater aesthetic, this richly postmodern dance/live music event casts the human body as a sculptural form, an emotional trigger, or a political symbol.

The Walker's McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Ave

Complexions Contemporary Ballet at College of Saint Benedict
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict

Complexions Contemporary Ballet delivers exciting, genre-defying performances that transcend traditions and blur the boundaries between ballet and contemporary dance.

Founded by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions is known for its athletic, push-it-to-the-max style, employing choreography that delights audiences while keeping them on their toes. This company celebrates differences – different cultures, different genres, different ideas – which is the inspiration for their varied and exciting repertoire.

Tickets: $25, Senior $22, Student/Youth $10
For more information: www.csbsju.edu/WOW

Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict
Leslie Hanlon- bacinfo@csbsju.edu, (320) 363-5777

Come kick off the 2016 - 2017 Twin Cities Ballet season and celebrate Halloween with the special event performance "Art in Motion: A Thriller of an Event!"

The performance will feature a variety of dances inspired by Frankenstein, ghouls, and Halloween characters that culminates in a thrilling zombie dance! Audience members of all ages, children and adults, are encouraged come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume, and have a thrilling good time!

Following the performance will be a reception of spooktacular treats and refreshments, during which we will announce the winner of the “Most Creative Costume!”

Save the dates for Twin Cities Ballet exciting upcoming performances: A Minnesota Nutcracker December 9-11 at the Ames Center, Classical Connections March 10-11 at The Cowles Center, and Coppelia Nouveau May 12-14 at the Ames Center.

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Progressions – Threads Dance Project’s 5th Year Anniversary Season

Join Threads Dance Project as they celebrate their fifth year of creating works that examine, expose and celebrate the threads that connect us. Progressions will share the continuous body of work they have been fortunate enough to share with audiences since their beginnings in 2011. Seminal works such as "Childless Mother," "Dust-to-Dust" and others will be re-staged, expanded, and re-imagined to take the audience on an unforgettable journey of movement, sight and sound.

• When: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30p
• Venue: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
• Box Office: 612-206-3600 or ONLINE: bit.ly/progressions5
• Tickets Prices (fees included): Adult - $29, Student/Senior - $24. Groups of 10+ receive 20% discount off ticket price.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Premiering as a work-in-progress at the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis in June 2015, the completed flamenco dance work LOS CAPRICHOS will make its full-length debut at Bedlam Theatre in Lowertown, November 4 - 6, 2016.

Inspired by Spanish artist Francisco Goya and his satirical prints, including "The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters." The StarTribune has called the piece an "image-heavy dance - with rhythmic flamenco punctuated by moments of stillness and creeping, sinister movements." In other words, a performance that truly fulfills the very essence of the Halloween and election seasons that the first weekend in November will bring.

Friday, November 4 - 8pm
Saturday, November 5 - 8pm
Sunday, November 6 - 6pm

Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students/seniors

For more information please visit www.zorongo.org and click on the "events" tab.

Bedlam Lowertown | 213 4th St E | St Paul, MN 55101
Lorene Bruns- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present ANTHEM, a one-night-only performance at The Fitzgerald Theater on November 11 to celebrate the finale of the company’s 20th Anniversary Season.

The title work of the show, ANTHEM, takes its inspiration from Mathew’s love of music and his youthful memories of moving hugely through space. “Musique grande vitesse,” by composer, Michael Nyman is the catalyst for making this work. To him, ANTHEM is joy of moving and being moved by music. Janczewski said, “It is my anthem to dance.”

The program will also feature the premiere of Duet at Home, a work that reunites Janczewski with Amy Behm Thomson, his long time muse who moved to Virginia in 2012. Their connection is visceral, urgent, and tender.

YOU can help! Be a commissioner of the premiere Duet at Home. The Kickstarter link is below.

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES’ ANTHEM
Friday, Nobember 11
The Fitzgerald Theater
10 East Exchange Street
St. Paul
Tickets $20

Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

Cirque Dreams lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas spectacular all in one! Hailed by The New York Daily News as a "delicious confection of charm, sparkle and talent by the sleighload, and so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil!"

Be amazed by this holiday spectacle with over 300 costumes, 20 acts, and 30 artists from every corner of the globe. Many of these acts have been featured on America's Got Talent and similar TV shows.

Witness snowmen, penguins, angels, reindeer, toy soldiers, gingerbread men, ornaments, and of course Santa; with soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, elaborate production numbers, imaginative costumes, illusions and more. The show also celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, original music and seasonal favorites all performed in a winter wonderland of amazement.

Times are to be determined.

Carlson Family Stage at Northrop at the University of Minnesota- 84 Church St SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Kate Sefton- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Tickets for the beloved classic is now on sale!

Enjoy the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist! Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities. While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.

Tickets available in person at the John and Betty Adamich Box Office in the Ames Center now.
Get the best seats today!

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163


COLLIDE is holding their six-week musical theater jazz aance class for adult dancers!

Mondays, 7-:00-8:30pm
September 26, October 3, and October 10 at The Ritz Theater
October 17 and 26 at the Cowles Center

$15 Drop-in. No pre-registration required. Taught by COLLIDE Artistic Director, Regina Peluso, class consists of a strong 45-minute technical warm-up, 20 minutes across the floor combinations working on turns, leaps, footwork, jazz vocabulary, and ends with the teaching of a short combination.

The Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Regina Peluso- Regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

This year our Take Back the Tutu lecture series will focus on how to best fuel dancers physically and mentally. ALL SPB staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to attend. NEW: Special parent lectures will be held for every topic!

September 12-17, Studio Dynamics – creating a supportive environment for kids, free of gossiping, comparing, and judging. Using encouraging and supportive language.
*Parent Lecture, Family Dynamics – Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

October 17-22, Food as Fuel – better understand what kind of food will fuel your dancing body and create mindful fueling practices.
*Parent Lecture, Food as Fuel for your Dancer – Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

December 5-10 Mental Fuel and Health – learn how to create healthy habits to be mentally ready to dance!
*Parent Lecture, Mentally and Emotionally Supporting your Dancer – Tuesday, December 5, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Photo by Caroline Yang

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Visiting choreographer Francesca Harper will be teaching a contemporary ballet master class followed by a Q&A as part of her choreographic residency with TU Dance.

September 28 | 6:00 - 7:30pm

Q&A following the master class

Cost: $20 (online registration required​)

Join TU Dance company members for Francesca Harper's open class on October 5 from 9:30-11:00am. No online registration required. Cost: $14 (or class card).

Francesca Harper is an internationally acclaimed choreographer and Broadway performer. She is the founder and artistic director of not­‐for-­profit performing arts ensemble The Francesca Harper Project (FHP). FHP creates groundbreaking dance, music and theatre works. Francesca was a ballet consultant for feature film, "Black Swan". The Venice Biennale, Central Park Summer Stage, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have recently presented her works. Visit Francesca and FHP online at www.francescaharperproject.org.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its tenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open Company Class- Advanced/Professional level ($10)
5:30 - 6:30 pm: All Levels Class- open to all ages ($5)

Cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Straightline Dance Fitness: 34 13th Ave NE Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Pilates Reformer 1 and Movement Principles Teacher Training
Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Tiza Wynn Riley

October 7 - October 9, 2016
Friday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Pilates Movement Principles introduces you to the biomechanical foundation of Pilates and the essential components of functional core strength, lumbopelvic and scapular stability, as well as assessing and correcting alignment and improving flexibility. Pre-Pilates exercises included for teaching key principles to your clients and classes. Reformer 1 includes an introduction to the Pilates Reformer; set up and safety, beginning exercises, program sequencing and teaching tips for group classes. By the end of the course you will be able to teach beginning Reformer classes or personal training sessions.

Class fee: $549
Materials: $80.00

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

(This course is under the title Creative Movement in the Community Education Catalogue.)

Dance improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative exploratory scores. We will explore many improvisational scores during this course in order to move your body, improve stamina and build movement intelligence. (All level and all abilities welcomed.)

Arave is a performer, teacher and choreographer who has studied extensively with Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Stephanie Skura, Karen Nelson and HIJACK. Arave is currently mid-certification for (Skinner inspired), Open Source Forms.

South High School, 3131 S 19th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Don't miss this special class and opportunity!

Jo Savino, former Premier Danseur Étoile and founder of the Classical Ballet Academy of Minnesota, is giving a master class for the first time in 30 years at Ballet Royale Minnesota!

- Featured dancer of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
- Partnered with Rosella Hightower
- Founder of Classical Ballet Academy in St. Paul
- Trained many dancers who developed careers in various dance companies worldwide

DATE: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
TIME: 9:30am - 11:00am
LOCATION: Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kendrick Ave., Lakeville MN 55044
COST: $25 Participants, $10 Observers

Professional dancers and advanced students are invited to join Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota company dancers for this unique and rare opportunity.

Preregistration is Recommend, but not required: 952-898-3193


Location: Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio

This master class will host ballet technique for advanced and professional students with a live accompanist on the piano.

Class Size will be 30, maximum.

Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will host a free ballet workshop.

Experience: Beginner to Intermediate dancers, ages 12+
Please register through the BAC Box Office either in person or by calling 320-363-5777
Workshop is 60 minutes in length
visit www.csbsju.edu/WOW

Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict, 37 S College Ave, St. Jospeh, MN 56374
Leslie Hanlon- bacinfo@csbsju.edu, (320) 363-5777

Anatomy in 3 Dimensions: The Spine in Depth
with Cari Riis Stemmler

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Our bodies function in three dimensions, and the best way to learn and understand anatomy is with Anatomy in 3D (formerly Anatomy in Clay).

This workshop will focus specifically on building the entire spine (with clay), covering the smaller stabilizing musculature that support the spine, the intravertebral discs and the bony landmarks of the spine.

Open to movement educators and the general public.

Taught by Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT, CPT
3 hours
Fee: $129

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Ste 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765


The Grants and Sponsorships Manager reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for all aspects of Northrop’s growing grant and sponsorship activity. This is a 100% time, continuing, Civil Services position (classificatin 8203P2). This position provides leadership in the areas of research, prospect cultivation, proposal writing, budget development/monitoring, reporting, and stewardship, working closely with University Sponsored Projects Administration and institutional giving program officers. This position also coordinates evaluation materials and data collection surrounding Northrop’s outreach and sponsored activities. The ideal candidate has strengths in communication, donor relationship development, has excellent writing skills and an interest in creative approaches to institution.

Enter this Job I.D: # 312943, at the employment website.

Northrop, University of Minnesota, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Cari Hatcher- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

School Coordinator
Zenon Dance Company and School, Inc. seeks a School Coordinator/Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator to join its administrative team. The School Coordinator is responsible for managing Zenon Dance School’s youth and adult programs including: Class Schedule Coordination, Managing Instructors and Accompanists, Student Communication, Marketing, School Administration Duties and Studio Rental.

Zenon Dance Zone Coordinator
The Zenon Dance Zone Program Coordinator is responsible for managing Zenon’s intensive study and performance program that offers adult students the opportunity to study with first-rate instructors, work with area choreographers, and perform in a studio concert at the end of the session.

To Apply
Send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Danielle Robinson-Prater, Managing Director, at danielle@zenondance.org.

528 Hennepin Avenue #400, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Robinson-Prater- danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Auditions for male dancers for two opportunities:

1-Christmas variety show with the MN Orchestra. December 8-11, 2016. Must have daytime availability for rehearsals. Strong jazz dancers, tap a plus. Pay is $100 per performance and hourly rehearsal rate.

2-Le Petit Moulin. April 17 - May 6 at The Ritz Theater. Seeking one male dancer for a specialty role. Excellent jazz and ballet technique required. Daytime availability for rehearsals a must. Competitive pay.

Auditions will be Monday, October 3 from 6-7pm at The Ritz Theater. Please enter through the STAGE DOOR. To confirm your attendance please email us at info@collidetheatrical.org. Adult dancers, 18+ only.

The Ritz Theater | 345 13th Ave NE | Minneapolis
Regina Peluso- Regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

The third annual Dance Flicks Film Festival, sponsored by Twin Cities Film Fest, will be held at Intermedia Arts on January 28, 2017. We are inviting submissions from Minnesota artists for works that integrate dance and cinematography. We are looking for a diverse range of films that feature movement other than documented staged performances. Films that celebrate the conversation between the moving body and the camera.

Films must be shot in 2015 or later and the length should not exceed 15 minutes. A paneled review process will be held to determine the final selections. Send your submission to Becky Heist at rebeccaannheist@gmail.com. The submission deadline is midnight, November 1. Please include your full name, phone number and email address with your digital application.

Becky Heist- rebeccaannheist@gmail.com, (612) 388-0309


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy has leftover Rosco customizing panels for sale from construction of their new location. Eighteen customizing panels are available, and one full floor panel is available, all including foam pads used to create a "sprung" floor. Customizing panels must be covered with MDF (readily available at most hardware and big box stores) to create a full sub floor system.

Panels are approximately 40"x40" and interlock, allowing for a floor approximately 10'x20'. Panels can be arranged in any configuration to cover a variety of studio sizes.

Small sections of leftover "Adagio" double sided floor covering are also available, ranging from 2'x2' to 2'x65' to 6'x4'. "Adagio" can be laid with either black or grey side up, and can be flipped to extend wear.

$50 per panel or $700 for the full set of sub floor panels, Adagio section prices negotiable. Contact the studio for further information.

Ashley Burkland- ashley@ashleyballetarts.com, (763) 703-3920


Erin Thompson teaches fall modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am, with live accompaniment

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: September 6 - November 22, 2016

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Christopher Watson, Sarah LaRose-Holland, Becky Heist, Paula Mann and Sarah Hauss, teachers in the Rotation Dance Collective, invite you to join them for class on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30 at Ballare Teatro dance studio. This Intermediate level modern dance class is a bargain at $10. These seasoned teachers offer their artistic and technical expertise in a welcoming environment.

Email Becky Heist at rebeccaannheist@gmail.com for more information.

Ballare Teatro, 4259 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls.
Becky Heist- rebeccaannheist@gmail.com, (612) 388-0309

Join Threads Dance Project for Open Company Classes!

Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Ballet
Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Modern

Classes $12, Threads alum dance for free!

Free parking at Lundstrum Center.

Come dance with us!

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Classes designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify)

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website for any potential class cancelations due to SPB community events or performances.

Classes run through May 27, 2017

Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, yoga, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Sarah Baumert, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card*.

*Please note: For Open Yoga- $12/class, $100/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers an open yoga class on Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:45am with Sarah Baumert.

Explore how we can use our skeletal alignment, find clarity in movement awareness and understand how our musculature reorganizes during the poses to maintain ease. Each class will focus on a different theme geared towards adapting our bodies to the current season. All levels are welcome.

No equipment necessary.

COST: $12/class or $100/10 classes; cash, check, or credit card

No pre-registration required.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy's School Year 2016-2017 Classes are in session, they began September 12 and run through May 28, 2017. Select classes in the School Year program still have room. ABAA offers classes for ages three through adult, beginner through advanced levels, in pre-ballet, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, conditioning, pre-pointe, and pointe, with professional instructors in a welcoming and supportive environment. ABAA offers free trial/placement classes - contact the front desk to schedule a trial class for your dancer. All 2016-2017 School Year classes will be held in ABAA's new Golden Valley location, 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360.

Check our full class schedule at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/2016-2017-School-Year.html

Find tuition and registration information, including how to register online at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/Registration---Tuition.html call the studio at (763) 703-3920, or stop by today!

Ashley Burkland- ashley@ashleyballetarts.com, (763) 703-3920

An invigorating, ten-week community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: Now - November 16; Wednesdays 6:30PM-8:00PM
Where: The Cowles Center, Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
All ten classes
20% off select tickets to performances throughout the performance aeason
$5 parking on class nights
10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days

To sign up for the series, contact Jessi Fett at jfett@thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from toddlers taking their first steps in our groundbreaking Mommy & Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, and adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training. Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy & Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division (day program, by audition only)
- FREE Boys Program (ages 5-17)
- Men's Ballet
- Ballet Royale at Ames Center

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Come live the dream with Ballet Royale today!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Be active this year, join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boy's program!

Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Pre-Creative Dance
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Ballet for Boys Levels
- Boys Class Cross-Training

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes is for students 5 - 17, with or without prior dance experience. Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, join today!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

WHEN: 9:30-11:00am, this Friday and every one after until December 16!
WHERE: Zenon Dance School
WHO: Instructors Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard, + YOU!

For dancers interested in a music-based jazz class that explores the vibrancy of jazz dance and music, including its African roots, blues, spirituals, ragtime and the birth of jazz through modern jazz and into where jazz shows up in movement today. Enjoy a technical dance class that explores the contribution of social dance forms as well as the influences of ballet and modern dance on the development of jazz styles. Moving to music from formative force Buddy Bolden to innovator Miles Davis to contemporary voice Brad Mehldau to groovy EDM group Sunsquabi (for example!), come embody the spirit of jazz and jazz-influenced music and movement!

Zenon Dance School, 528 Hennepin Ave. (Cowles Center) 4th Floor, Minneapolis
Erinn Liebhard + Karla Grotting- ekliebs@gmail.com

Master Class Series
October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
10:00am - 11:30am

Improvisation-based classes with constant flow that will prepare dancers both on a physical and sensational level. Everything happens without stopping and everyone can take part. The final class on October 29 will be on Sharon Eyal’s repertoire and her own body language.

Registration recommended. Class size is limited. To sign up, call 612.206.3635 or email education@thecowlescenter.org.

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar are the 2016 McKnight International Resident Choreographers, a program that provides a Minnesota residency for an international choreographer each year to work with Twin Cities dance artists. This year the McKnight Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet. For more information about the residency activities visit our website.

October 1 - Rebecca Hytting
October 8, 15, 22 - Berit Ahlgren, Gaga instructor
October 29 - Sharon Eyal

Classes are $5 or $20 for the series

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

Starting October 6
Every Thursday,1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio
$1-10 sliding scale

1pm-1:30pm: 20-minute Meditation
1:30pm-3:00pm: Tuning Score

If interested please send an email to Jennifer Arave expressing interest, and to receive specifics about the practice and entrance into the building, and of course to ask any questions you might have.

The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave Suite 214 (ENTRANCE on the Hampden) St Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512


Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio, across the street from Matthews Park in Seward, is now offering rentals for rehearsals, classes, workshops, and performances. We have several full-length mirrors, 12-foot ceilings (with fans), tumbling mats, and a piano! For performances, we can fit 20-40 people sitting, or 50-60 standing, depending on the staging needs. We may also offer lighting and sound assistance for an additional fee.

Rental Rates:
Rehearsals: $15/hr
Classes/Workshops: $25/hr
Performances: $15/hr+20% of proceeds (lighting and sound assistance negotiable)

Contact pinwheelartsandmovementstudio@gmail.com or find us on Facebook for more details!

Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio

2016 SAGE Awards Nominees are announced.
Congratulations to all!
www.sageawards.org for the full listing of nominees in all categories
Join us Tuesday, October 18 at the Cowles Center

This week, we're posting more info about Special Citation and Educators on Facebook:

Be sure to like our page and support these artists at the 2016 SAGE Awards!

Special Citation
Afoutayi Dance, Music & Arts Company
Derek Phillips
Right Here Showcase

Outstanding Educator
Mary Harding